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All By Myself, Alone – Mary Higgins Clark

A glamorous cruise on a luxurious ocean liner turns deadly in the latest mystery from “Queen of Suspense” and #1 New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark. Fleeing a disastrous and humiliating arrest of her husband-to-be on the eve of their wedding, Celia Kilbride, a gems and jewelry expert, hopes to escape from public attention by lecturing on a brand-new cruise ship—the Queen Charlotte. On board she meets eighty-six-year-old Lady Emily Haywood, “Lady Em,” as she is known throughout the world. Immensely wealthy, Lady ...    Read More >

The Fix – David Baldacci

Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI headquarters. A man shoots a woman execution-style on a crowded sidewalk, then turns the gun on himself. Even with Decker’s extraordinary powers of observation and deduction, the killing is baffling. Decker and his team can find absolutely no connection between the shooter–a family man with a successful consulting business–and his victim, a schoolteacher. Nor is there a hint of any possible motive for the attack. Enter Harper Brown. An agent of the Defense Intelligence Agency, she orders ...    Read More >

Dead of Spring – Sherry Knowlton

A dead senator, an environmental crisis, a political showdown. Lawyer Alexa Williams runs afoul of the powerful fracking industry in this suspenseful tale of corruption and runaway greed. On the edge of a break-up with her boyfriend, Alexa joins a handsome, environmentalist in a quest to find justice for a desperately ill child. Alexa soon finds that her quest has put her on a collision course with danger. With Sherry Knowlton’s trademark mix of feminism, history, romance, and fast-paced thrills, Dead of Spring rockets from ...    Read More >

The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery – Jennifer S. Alderson

When a homosexual Dutch art dealer hides his gallery’s stock rather than turn it over to his Nazi blackmailer, he pays with his life, leaving a treasure trove of modern masterpieces buried somewhere in Amsterdam, presumably lost forever. That is, until American art history student Zelda Richardson sticks her nose into it. After studying for a year in the Netherlands, Zelda scores an internship at the prestigious Amsterdam Museum, where she works on an exhibition about paintings and sculptures once stolen by the Nazis, still ...    Read More >

Looking for Henry Turner – W.L. Liberman

Toronto, 1960. Mo Gold and Arthur “Birdie” Birdwell are like fish out of water. Mo is Jewish and sardonic; Birdie’s black, thoughtful and gargantuan. They’re both private detectives. Henry Turner disappeared eight years ago, without a trace. His mother wants him back. Mo and Birdie try to find him; they search high and low. Mo has family issues. His brother, Eli, is a rotten gambler. He’s in hock to John Fat Gai — the city’s most notorious gangster. Mo and Birdie need to find John’s ...    Read More >

American War – Omar El Akkad

An audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle—a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself. Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, and that unmanned drones fill the sky. When her father is killed ...    Read More >

I Was Murdered Last Night – A.J. Gallant

Anita’s vacation in New York City ends tragically when she’s killed in Central Park, but instead of the end, it’s only the beginning. Her soul remains at the death scene, trying hard to process what happened. But the reality of being a ghost doesn’t sit well with Anita: what is she supposed to do now? Then, she feels a connection to Olivia Brown, the detective assigned to solve her murder. Is she supposed to help her, or is something else going on? And in the ...    Read More >

Eileen – Ottessa Moshfegh

Shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize.  So here we are. My name was Eileen Dunlop. Now you know me. I was twenty-four years old then, and had a job that paid fifty-seven dollars a week as a kind of secretary at a private juvenile correctional facility for teenage boys. I think of it now as what it really was for all intents and purposes—a prison for boys. I will call it Moorehead. Delvin Moorehead was a terrible landlord I had years later, and so to use his name for such a ...    Read More >